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Updated to Q4 2014
Spot prices of maleic anhydride (MA) briquettes in southeast Asia continued on a downward trend into the third quarter of 2014, declining by 18.5% since early September on the back of weakening raw material prices. The prices fell to $1,385/tonne CFR (cost & freight) southeast (SE) Asia in early December, a level not seen since September 2010.
The prices softened in line with the declining prices of two alternative feedstocks, namely butane and benzene. While the majority of Asian producers outside China use cheaper butane as feedstock, the two benzene-based producers in Japan and Indonesia, respectively, have lowered their offers amid stiff competition, narrowing the price gap between butane- and benzene- based material.
Despite prices of Chinese benzene-based MA nearly on par with the butane-based product, exports out of China remained few.
In addition, lukewarm demand from the downstream unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) and butanediol (BDO) sectors further dampened market sentiment as buyers were non-committal in their purchases as the bottom for MA prices remains uncertain.
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